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BS EN 166:2002

Personal eye protection. Specifications

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : January 2002



This European Standard specifies functional requirements for various types of personal eye-protectors and incorporates general considerations such as designation; classification; basic requirements applicable to all eye-protectors; various particular and optional requirements; allocation of requirements, testing and application; marking; information for users.

This European Standard applies to all types of personal eye-protectors used against various hazards, as encountered in industry, laboratories, educational establishments, DIY activities, etc. which are likely to damage the eye or impair vision, with the exception of nuclear radiation, X-rays, laser beams and low temperature infrared (IR) radiation emitted by low temperature sources.

The requirements of this standard do not apply to eye-protectors, for which separate and complete standards exist, such as laser eye-protectors, sunglasses for general use, etc. unless such standards make specific reference to this standard.

The requirements of this standard apply to oculars for welding and allied processes but do not apply to equipment for eye and face protection for welding and allied processes. Eye-protectors fitted with prescription lenses are not excluded from the field of application.

Standard NumberBS EN 166:2002
TitlePersonal eye protection. Specifications
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date28 January 2002
Confirm Date06 June 2019
Cross References89/686/EEC, EN 165, EN 167:2001, EN 168:2001, EN 169, EN 170, EN 171, EN 172, EN 175, EN 379, EN ISO 8980-1, ISO 8980, EN ISO 8980-2, ISO 8980, EN ISO 8980-3, ISO 8980-3:1999
ReplacesBS EN 166:1996
International RelationshipsEN 166:2001
Draft Superseded By98/564094 DC
DescriptorsGoggles (safety), Optical instruments, Designations, Marking, Spectacles (eyeglasses), Eye protectors, Optics, Accident prevention
Title in FrenchProtection individuelle de l'oeil. Specifications
Title in GermanPersoenlicher Augenschutz. Anforderungen
ISBN0 580 38916 2
File Size466 KB

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